NGC Registry Updated NGC Registry

Prooflike US Type Set


Category: Type Sets
Set Type: Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5)
Owner: physics-fan3.14
Last Modified: 1/11/2021
Views: 7032
Filter Rankings: All Coins |  NGC Coins

Rank: 37
Score: 54133
Leading by: 794
Points to Higher Rank: 99
  
Set Listing   Gallery   Slideshow       History  

Set Description:

There are few coins more enigmatic than Prooflike coins. Compared to normal business strikes, these gorgeous coins are exceedingly rare. While there is much hype about “first strikes” on many modern mint products, prooflike coins truly are the first strikes. These mirrored coins represent the first couple of strikes of bright, fresh dies (which are often highly polished when new). Thus, prooflikes often are incredibly detailed, with sharp, crisp features.

It only takes a few strikes to eliminate the bright mirrors. For many dies, after a hundred or less strikes the mirrors are faded to the point that the coin no longer qualifies for prooflike status - out of the tens, or even hundreds of thousands of strikes that a die produces in its life. The percentage of prooflikes is tremendously low and makes these beautiful coins very rare. While the the Morgan dollar seems to be the one exception to this rule – prooflike Morgan dollars are common and easy to find – that is more because so many Morgans have survived in high grades.. Indeed, PCGS does not designate prooflike on any other series, just the Morgan. Fortunately for me, NGC designates PL on all US series.

Using the NGC Census reports to gauge the rarity of Prooflikes, many series have tens of thousands (or more) of regular business strikes certified (over the entire span of the series), but will only have a hundred (or less) prooflikes graded (on the more common series!). They are hard to find!

And thus, always ready for a challenge, I am going to attempt to assemble a type set of prooflike coins. I think this is a really cool idea, and you can join me on this journey. My first prooflike was my Franklin, and that coin sparked this interest in me.

As always, I am going to attempt to write full descriptions, with plenty of detailed info, about each coin. Many better authors than I have written about the type set, so I will be focusing specifically on the prooflike aspects of the collection. I hope you enjoy!
 Slot DescriptionGradeServiceScore
1/2C DRAPED BUST (1800-1808)  
Shop Similar
1/2C CLASSIC HEAD (1809-1835)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 1/2C CORONET (1849-1857) MS 65 BN PL NGC 1542
Shop Similar
1C DRAPED BUST (1796-1807)  
Shop Similar
1C CLASSIC HEAD (1808-1814)  
Shop Similar
1C CORONET (1816-1839)  
Shop Similar
1C CORONET (1840-1857)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 1C FLYING EAGLE (1856-1858) MS 64 PL NGC 2240
Shop Similar
1C INDIAN HEAD, LAUREL WREATH (1859)  
Shop Similar
1C INDIAN HEAD, OAK WREATH (1860-1864)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 1C INDIAN HEAD, BRONZE (1864-1909) MS 65 RD NGC 2303
Shop Similar
1C LINCOLN, WHEAT REVERSE (1909 V.D.B.)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 1C LINCOLN, WHEAT REVERSE (1909-1958) MS 66 RD NGC 348
Shop Similar
View Coin 1C LINCOLN, STEEL (1943) MS 66 PL NGC 186
Shop Similar
View Coin 1C LINCOLN, MEMORIAL REVERSE (1959-2008) MS 68 RDP NGC 163
Shop Similar
2C SHIELD (1864-1873)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 3C SILVER, ALL TYPES (1851-1873) MS 67 PL NGC 4022
Shop Similar
3C COPPER-NICKEL (1865-1889)  
Shop Similar
View Coin H10C CAPPED BUST (1829-1837) MS 64 PL NGC 1639
Shop Similar
View Coin H10C SEATED LIBERTY, NO STARS (1837-1859) MS 64 PL NGC 1103
Shop Similar
H10C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1853-1855)  
Shop Similar
H10C SEATED LIBERTY, LEGEND OBVERSE (1860-1873)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 5C SHIELD, WITH RAYS (1866-1867) MS 65 PL NGC 3176
Shop Similar
View Coin 5C SHIELD, NO RAYS (1867-1883) MS 65 PL NGC 1311
Shop Similar
View Coin 5C LIBERTY HEAD, NO CENTS (1883) MS 65 PL NGC 642
Shop Similar
View Coin 5C LIBERTY HEAD, WITH CENTS (1883-1912) MS 64 PL NGC 515
Shop Similar
5C INDIAN HEAD/BUFFALO, TYPE 1 (1913)  
Shop Similar
5C INDIAN HEAD/BUFFALO, TYPE 2 (1913-1938)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 5C JEFFERSON, COPPER-NICKEL (1938-DATE) MS 65 6FS DPL NGC 507
Shop Similar
View Coin 5C JEFFERSON, SILVER (1942-1945) MS 66 PL NGC 127
Shop Similar
10C CAPPED BUST, SMALL SIZE (1828-1837)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 10C SEATED LIBERTY, STARS (1838-1860) MS 64 PL NGC 1595
Shop Similar
10C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1853-1855)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 10C SEATED LIBERTY, LEGEND OBVERSE (1860-1891) MS 66 PL NGC 1799
Shop Similar
View Coin 10C BARBER LIBERTY HEAD (1892-1916) MS 63 PL NGC 1345
Shop Similar
View Coin 10C MERCURY (1916-1945) MS 67 FB PL NGC 351
Shop Similar
View Coin 10C ROOSEVELT, SILVER (1946-1964) MS 66 PL NGC 54
Shop Similar
View Coin 10C ROOSEVELT, CLAD (1965-DATE) MS 68 PL NGC 587
Shop Similar
10C ROOSEVELT, SILVER (1992-DATE)  
Shop Similar
20C SEATED LIBERTY (1875-1878)  
Shop Similar
25C CAPPED BUST, SMALL SIZE (1831-1838)  
Shop Similar
25C SEATED LIBERTY, NO MOTTO (1838-1865)  
Shop Similar
25C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1853-1855)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 25C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH MOTTO (1866-1891) MS 64 DPL NGC 1678
Shop Similar
View Coin 25C BARBER LIBERTY HEAD (1892-1916) MS 64 PL NGC 1345
Shop Similar
25C STANDING LIBERTY, TYPE 1 (1916-1917)  
Shop Similar
25C STANDING LIBERTY, TYPE 2 (1917-1930)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 25C WASHINGTON, SILVER (1932-1964) MS 65 PL NGC 115
Shop Similar
View Coin 25C WASHINGTON, CLAD (1965-1998) MS 67 PL NGC 366
Shop Similar
25C BICENTENNIAL (1976)  
Shop Similar
25C WASHINGTON SILVER (1992-1998)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 25C STATEHOOD, DC & US TERRITORIES (1999-2009) MS 68 PL NGC 461
Shop Similar
View Coin 25C AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (2010-) MS 67 PL NGC 151
Shop Similar
View Coin 50C CAPPED BUST, LETTERED EDGE (1807-1836) MS 63 PL NGC 2489
Shop Similar
50C CAPPED BUST, REEDED, 50 CENTS (1836-1839)  
Shop Similar
50C SEATED LIBERTY, NO MOTTO (1839-1866)  
Shop Similar
50C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH ARROWS (1853-1855)  
Shop Similar
View Coin 50C SEATED LIBERTY, WITH MOTTO (1866-1891) MS 64 PL NGC 3185
Shop Similar
View Coin 50C BARBER LIBERTY HEAD (1892-1915) MS 64 PL NGC 1708
Shop Similar
View Coin 50C WALKING LIBERTY (1916-1947) MS 65 NGC 599
Shop Similar
View Coin 50C FRANKLIN (1948-1963) MS 65 FBL PL NGC 630
Shop Similar
View Coin 50C KENNEDY, SILVER (1964) MS 64 NGC 97
Shop Similar
View Coin 50C KENNEDY, CLAD (1965-DATE) MS 65 DPL NGC 98
Shop Similar
50C KENNEDY BICENTENNIAL (1976)  
Shop Similar
50C KENNEDY, SILVER (1992-DATE)  
Shop Similar
S$1 SEATED LIBERTY, NO MOTTO (1840-1865)  
Shop Similar
S$1 SEATED LIBERTY, WITH MOTTO (1866-1873)  
Shop Similar
View Coin T$1 TRADE (1873-1885) MS 63 PL NGC 1687
Shop Similar
View Coin S$1 MORGAN LIBERTY HEAD (1878-1921) MS 65 DPL PCGS 0
Shop Similar
View Coin S$1 PEACE LIBERTY HEAD (1921-1935) MS 63 NGC 194
Shop Similar
$1 EISENHOWER, CLAD (1971-1978)  
Shop Similar
View Coin $1 EISENHOWER, SILVER (1971-1974) MS 66 NGC 135
Shop Similar
$1 EISENHOWER BICENTENNIAL (1976 )  
Shop Similar
View Coin $1 SUSAN B. ANTHONY (1979-1999) MS 66 PL NGC 123
Shop Similar
View Coin S$1/50C COMMEMORATIVE (1982-DATE) MS 69 PL NGC 111
Shop Similar
S$1 AMERICAN EAGLE (1986-DATE)  
Shop Similar
View Coin $1 SACAGAWEA (2000-DATE) MS 68 PL NGC 820
Shop Similar
View Coin $1 PRESIDENTIAL (2007-2016) MS 67 PL NGC 320
Shop Similar
$1 INNOVATION (2018-2032)  
Shop Similar
G$1 LIBERTY HEAD TYPE 1 (1849-1854)  
Shop Similar
G$1 INDIAN HEAD TYPE 2 (1854-1856)  
Shop Similar
View Coin G$1 INDIAN HEAD TYPE 3 (1856-1889) MS 65 PL NGC 2948
Shop Similar
View Coin $2.5 LIBERTY HEAD (1840-1907) MS 64 NGC 1843
Shop Similar
$2.5 INDIAN HEAD (1908-1929)  
Shop Similar
View Coin $5 LIBERTY HEAD (1839-1908) MS 64 PL NGC 4565
Shop Similar
$5 INDIAN HEAD (1908-1929)  
Shop Similar
$10 LIBERTY HEAD (1838-1907)  
Shop Similar
$10 INDIAN HEAD (1907-1933)  
Shop Similar
View Coin $20 LIBERTY HEAD (1850-1907) MS 64 PL NGC 2910
Shop Similar
$20 SAINT-GAUDENS (1907-1932)  
Shop Similar

All Coins/Scores

To follow or send a message to this user,
please log in